Thursday, October 6, 2011

Epidaurus: Found statue of 2nd AD century

By Michael Balaroutsos architect 

"The statue pretending to be god Hermes, is a copy of the 4th century, inspired by the tradition of the great Argive sculptor Polyclitus."
Discovered during operations to highlight the surrounding area "Little Theatre" in the ancient city of Epidavros.
This body marble statue, a size slightly larger than normal, representing a standing nude man draped over his left shoulder and wrapped around the arm, a cloak, which was in good condition.
The statue of Epidaurus with its soft body shaping, but also by exaggerating the net structure and swelling of muscles, it is estimated that built in the imperial Roman times, perhaps the second AD century, a time when the visit of Emperor Hadrian at Epidaurus has created favorable conditions in the city.
For the moment, archaeologists do not know if the statue represents God himself, or as with many other copies of the same type, the adjustment of the head and face was a portrait of an important officer of the era.
The area where the statue was part of the theater must have involved the Agora of the ancient city. The sculpture was built into the clipboard building that dates back as early as the 4th AD century, but close to older buildings, which at this stage of the research presumed belonging to the wider area of the ancient Agora of the town.
Works in area made ​​by the Committee for the Conservation of Monuments of Epidaurus by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
The statue was moved to the Museum of Asklepios Epidaurus for cleaning and maintenance ...
also see the transfer of the statue in the video below

Summer House in Tzia


The concept of this summer house in Tzia is derived from a close study of the methods of land sculpting and terracing traditionally employed by the islanders to produce horizontal surfaces suited to cultivation. The building’s section steps are designed in harmony with the landscape to create a sequence of public and private spaces. The result is a house which arises from the landscape and creates an absorbing study of island architecture.

Klab Architects

Klab architecture (kinetic lab of architecture) was established at the end of 2007 by Konstantinos Labrinopoulos the co-founder of klmf architects.
Konstantinos Labrinopoulos with a team of high talented architects from around the world is pursuing through research, high quality architectural design in any project.
With more experience and even more enthusiasm klab aim to deliver a new architectural proposal.
klab architecture is featured among the 20 hottest young architecture firms in the world in the August issue and is on the Wallpaper’s Architects directory for the top 50 up and coming architectural firms in the world.
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